The race for the 2023 presidencial election has become a daily discussion in Nigeria. The issue is generating a lot of smoke in various quarters. The South has declared once again that the rotation of the presidency is the last hope for Nigeria's cooperative existence.
They spoke with one voice in the last meeting held by the southern governors in Enugu last Thursday. Since the Asaba declaration, the last meeting was the third of it's kind. The South is ready to take over power from the North in 2023. The South East is the right zone to clinch power, since it has not produced a civilian president since the return of democracy in 1999. The leaders of the East are lobbying the South to cede the presidential slot for the East. If this is done, the North would not have any choice but to follow suit, because the South has spoken with one voice.
Recently, the Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, who featured in a live TV program, when asked about the plans of the East to clinch power in 2023. He was unsettled about answering the sensitive question, saying that the Igbos are not after the 2023 presidency, that what he wants was someone who would do the job well and not from where he came from. This statement was misinterpreted by the media. Some report that Igbos are not interested in the 2023 president. While some reported that the APC had rejected Igbos as president in 2023, others said otherwise. A few days ago, the Apex Igbo cultural organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide leadership, warned Uzodinma against making unguarded statements against the interest of the Igbos in regards to the 2023 presidential election.
They reminded Hope that he had no ground to speak on behalf of the Igbos. Since this outlash, Uzodinma has not responded to the query given to him. The South East has eminent men and women of political wisdom and knowledge. Governor Uzodinma has been in the news for some flattering reasons since he was inuargulated as the Governor of Imo State. From gunmen to the controversial withdrawal from the Southern States declaration on the open grazing bill, from the herdsmen bill to the issue of the Igbo presidency in 2023, many have started questioning the mystery behind Uzodinma's administration, whether he is really there for his people or on a self-serving mission.
Observers suggest that Uzodinma's decision to stop Igbos from becoming the president of Nigeria in 2023, is not because he hates Igbos or because he doesn't want them to become the president of Nigeria. But the only reason he gave was selfish: he wanted the Igbos to wait until 2027 for him to become President of Nigeria, because by then he would have completed his second term as Governor of Imo state.This is totally unacceptable to the millions of Igbos who are crying for justice in the Nigeria project. Your personal ambitions could not be equaled with the desires of millions of people. Hope should know that he is not qualified to speak for Igbos but can only speak for himself.
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